Day one: Arrival
Arrival to Cairo airport, Your Egypt Tour Guide Tours representative will assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage . From the airport you will be transferred by a private A/C vehicle to your hotel for checking in.
Evening time, enjoy Dinner Cruise:
Sit back and relax while you enjoy a colorful belly dancing show with a folklore band, featuring the unforgettable tannora show, in keeping with Egypt's whirling dervishes tradition, then you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Day Two: Pyramids Tour
After breakfast, join your private Egypt tour guide to visit one of the 7 Wonders of the World and discover:
Giza Pyramid Complex:
Tour the Giza Plateau, site of the ancient pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus . six little pyramids, the great sphinx the ancient world’s largest monumental sculpture, carved from a single ridge of limestone and the Valley Temple, which belongs to the Pyramid of Chephren The complex dates back to the 4th dynasty 2400 years B.C.
Lunch will be served in one of the best local restaurants in town .Then we will move to visit :
Sakkara Step Pyramid:
The step pyramid of king Djoser was the first monumental building in stone in the history of mankind , Originally the tomb was intended to be a huge mastaba in stone , but it then underwent several extensions , Only later was the building changed into structure in four steps , these were extended again until the pyramidal form was finally reached in sixth stage, at a height of nearly 200 feet ( 60 M ) .
Then move to visit Memphis City:
The village of Mitrahina, some 12.5 miles (20 Km) south of cairo . Founded as a royal citadel in the Early Dynastic period , Memphis rose to become the undisputed center of the country under the Old Kingdom, it lay on the dividing line between Upper and Lower Egypt , was the formal capital of the first nome of Lower Egypt , and was also known as "the balance of the two lands"
Finally, we drive you back to your hotel.
Day Three: Cairo Tour.
After Breakfast at your hotel check/out and join your Egypt tour guide to discover Cairo highlights and visit :
The Egyptian Museum:
The national Egyptian museum the home to the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art ,including treasures from Tutankhamun and artifacts dating back to 4000 BC. Over 150,000 genuine artifacts are presented .lies in busy Midan al-Tahrir .
Lunch will be served in one of the best local restaurants in town .
Salah din Citadel:
the citadel of Cairo was built under the Ayyubid dynasty between 1176 and 1207 , and later extended to become the residence of the Mamluk and the ottoman pashas , The construction work has started in 1176 and was completed in 1182.
The Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali:
The great mosque in the citadel was commissioned by Mohamed Ali , the khedive who reigned in 1805/1848 , his tremendous mosque was located on the site of the old sultans palace ,the building consist of two slender minarets ( 269 FT / 80 M ) .
Khan El Khalily:
driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili,one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in the Middle East.
At the end of the tour, we will transfer you to Cairo airport to catch your flight to Aswan- Upon arrival, you will be transferred to 5* Nile cruise for overnight.
Day Four: Aswan Tour
After you take your breakfast on the cruise, then pay a visit to Aswan Highlights:
The High Dam:
The High Dam of Aswan is one of the most important achievements of the last century in Egypt, even for many years it was a symbol of the New Era of the Revolution of 1952. It provided Egypt with water and electricity and secured the country of the risk of the destructive inundation.
The Unfinished Obelisk:
The unfinished obelisk of Aswan is known to be one of the largest among them. It was constructed by Hatshepsut, the queen of Thutmose II, who also ruled Egypt as a Pharaoh from 1478 to 1458 B.C., jointly with Thutmose III,
Philae Island was a rocky island in the middle of the Nile, south of Aswan . It was called "Apo" which means Ivory. It was also known by the Greek "Elephantine", probably because it was an important center of trade, especially for ivory. After building the High Dam the temple of the Goddess Isis was moved to a new island was called Egilica , and it was completely reshaped to imitate Philae Island as closely as possible.
Overnight on board.
Day Five: Abu Simbel
Early morning, breakfast boxes then join your private Egypt tour guide to enjoy a private guided tour to Abu Simbel Temples by private car:
Temples of Abu Simple:
The Temples of Abu Simbel are amongst the most interesting of all anicent Egyptian temples. Located close to the southern border with the Sudan, it is 280 km south of Aswan and consists of two rock-cut Temples which both date back to the reign of King Ramses II (1290-1223 BC). One temple is dedicated to King Ramses II himself, and the other temple is dedicated to his beloved wife Queen Nefertari.
The carvings and artwork that decorate both temples are incredible. Hand carved pillars, wall paintings, carvings, statues, and much more, this is a must visit temple.
Return back to your cruise and sailing after lunch.
Day Six: Kom Ombo - Edfu
Sail to Kom Ombo and visit Kom Ombo Temple:
Kom Ombo Temple:
The Temple of Kom Ombo was built during the Greco Roman time during the period from 205 till 180 BC in the reign of Ptolemy V. was constructed on the ruins of a much older temple which was called "Ber Sobek" or the house of the god Sobek. This temple is divided into 2 temples with 2 entrances, 2 hypostyle Halls and 2 sanctuaries.
Continue sailing to Edfu Temple:
Edfu temple is the Temple of Horus, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful and best preserved Temples in Egypt , The work of construction began during the reign of Ptolemy III (about 237 BC) and was finished during the reign of Ptolemy IV.
Sail to Luxor, arrive late night and overnight on board.
Day Seven: Luxor East
Breakfast at your cruise then you will be accompanied by your Egypt tour guide and a private air-conditioned vehicle to visit Luxor Highlights including:
The Karnak Temples:
No site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak Temples , where generations of pharaohs wished to record their names. Walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall , to reach the sacred lake of the temple ,The Karnak complex is actually three main temples situated on 247 acres of land considered as the largest religious center ever built .
Then back to your Nile cruise to have your lunch and refresh yourself.
Evening time, we will pick you up once more to enjoy :
Luxor Temple by Night:
The Temple of Luxor was the center of the most important festival, the festival of Opet. Built largely by Amenhotep III and Ramses II, the temple's purpose was as a setting for the rituals of the festival. The festival was to reconcile the human aspect of the ruler with the divine office.
Overnight on board of the cruise.
Day Eight: Luxor West - Cairo
Breakfast at your cruise then you will be accompanied by your private Egypt tour guide and a private air-conditioned vehicle to visit:
The Valley of the Kings:
the burial ground of the pharaohs rulers from the 18th to 20th dynasty , For a period of 500 years beginning in the 16th century BC, tombs were built along this valley for pharaohs , including that of the great Pharaoh Ramses II and boy Pharaoh Tutankhamen. Found in 1922 by British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter.
The Temple of Hatshepsut:
Temple of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s first female pharaoh , She came to power during the New Kingdom after the death of her father, Tuthmose I, and her half-brother and husband, Tuthmose II, who succeeded her father on the thrown.
The Colossi of Memnon:
enjoy a photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon , Two massive stone statues of king Amenhotep III are the only remains of a complete mortuary temple. The statues are made from blocks of quartzite stone which exist in Cairo then moved 700 KM to Lux.
Afternoon, fly to Cairo for overnight at 5* hotel
Day Nine: Alexandria
Enjoy a private tour to Alexandria joining your own private Egyptologist tour guide to visit :
One of the slopes of a hill not far from the ruins of the Sarapeion lies the entrance to the catacombs of Kom esh-Shugafa , which is the largest and the most important burialsite of the Roman times in Egypt .it is decorated in the mixed Egyptian-Roman style and was discovered in 1900 .
The desolate state of this hill of ruins with the huge column of Pompey gives little indication that the famous Sarapeion once stood here . Under the Ptolemies it was the main temple of Alexandria, but it was destroyed so utterly by the Emperor Theodosius in 391 A.D . the column bears a Corinthian capital , it was worked in red granite and rises to a height of just under 87 feet (27 M) .
Fort Qait Bey:
On the northern tip of the former island of Pharos , on the spot where the famous lighthouse once stood , stands the mighty fortress of Sultan Qait Bey After two powerful earthquakes in 1303 and 1326 had finally brought down the lighthouse that dated from antiquity, the remains were used to build this fortress (around 1480) . In so strategic a position it could control entry East Harbor, protecting it from any attack.
Lunch will be served at a sea food restaurant, then you will finish your tour by a visit to the famous
A copy of every book published in the world is kept in the library, making it one of the great literary sites in the world. The library also houses several exhibitions relating to the history of Egypt and a display of rare antique books.
Finally, return back to Cairo for overnight.
Day Ten: Cairo.
Free Day to relax.
Day Eleven: Final Departure
Breakfast at the hotel, At the end of your Egypt holidays travel package we will transfer you to the airport and assist you at Cairo airport through final departure formalities.